Surrey Tree Lighting Festival returning for its third year

TreeLightingFestivalLogoThe Christmas spirit is coming to Surrey once again. Nov. 23 marks the date of Surrey’s third annual Tree Lighting Festival at the Central City Mall.

The event will be hosted in the Central City Plaza by Mayor Dianne Watts and city council members along with Frosty the Snowman, Jack Frost and even Santa himself.

Fun for the whole family

Attractions include free concerts and dance performances, sleigh rides, ice carving, road hockey. Hot dogs, hot chocolate and even ferris wheel rides are available by donation.

Headlining the event will be singer, dancer and actor Victoria Duffield.

“It’s really about community and holiday spirit,” said Kim Heron, City of Surrey Marketing Coordinator. “People are excited to come back year after year.”

Heron said thanks to the support of sponsors, admission is free.

“We attract about 15,000 people over the course of the day to the tree lighting festival, so sponsors are excited to be a part of it,” said Heron. “Because of our sponsorship levels, we’re able to keep this festival fee for the public … so it makes it very community inclusive.”

There will be a free ‘Rudolph Trolley’ to transport attendants back and forth from the City Centre Library, where the Festival of Trees and Storyville events will be taking place.

The festival runs from 12 noon until 8 p.m. and the tree will be up until Jan. 6.

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